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Tech offense making strides

“For all of us, the big thing is to win and we didn’t do that tonight.”
But for the second straight week, the Bulldogs’ offense showed improvement.
In total yards, Tech (2-5, 1-3) was barely edged 465-463.
The mix of the Bulldogs’ attack was of the balance that head coach Derek Dooley and his staff would like to keep seeing from a unit that had averaged only seven points during a recent three-game span.
Tech finished with 208 rushing yards on 43 carries and had those 255 through the air, courtesy of Champion’s right arm.

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GSU must be forthcoming about rally

University officials have said the rally deviated from approved school lesson plans. GSU President Horace Judson called the incident “inappropriate,” but that’s not enough. The people responsible for this rally must be held accountable, and disciplinary action is in order. GSU must impose the sanctions quickly and fairly to send a message that the safety and age-appropriateness of elementary school lessons is a priority.

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Spreading the message of hope

I gasped.
“What? Are you OK? Are you gonna get it checked out?” I asked, my fear only growing the longer we talked.
She said she had made an appointment with her doctor in the next couple of days, but it probably wasn’t anything to be concerned about. I told her to call me as soon as she found out anything and that I would be thinking of her.

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Police Jury winners declared

“I’m really happy with the results,” Wyatt said. “I’m happy with what I’ve done — I’ve worked hard and knocked on a lot of doors.”
Owens said he was at a loss for how to respond to ending up in a runoff with Wyatt.
“I really don’t know what to think at this point,” he said. “I think the race has been conducted equitably, and I think Mrs. Wyatt managing to get into a runoff with me is a credit to her skill with persuading people.”
Neither Owens or Wyatt expressed they would make any special moves in the month leading up to the Nov. 17 runoff.

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Cougars keep record perfect with 62-26 win

The Cougars (8-0, 3-0) broke away from a slim seven-point (15-8) lead in the first quarter to score 27 points in the second period and then add on 20 points in the final half.
Prior to Friday night, Cedar Creek had totaled a season-best 56 points in a 56-12 romp past North Caddo.
Featured in the Cougars’ victory was a 212-yard rushing performance by junior running back Brent Myers, who carried 20 times and three touchdowns. The former West Monroe High player scored on runs of four yards twice and another one of two yards.

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Technical school worthy of funding

That is an opportunity to prepare students to seek jobs that pay more than minimum wage, and it also encourages them to pursue further training.
The Board of Regents will consider the $11 million allocation this week, and we whole-heartedly support that level of funding as a way to boost work force preparedness and education. We would see a portion of that funding at the Ruston campus, and that would translate into opportunities for locals.

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Real estate 101: Hold on for the ride

Lucky for me, the people in Ruston who were smart enough to take all those classes have been genuinely nice as they’ve navigated my husband and I through the rapids of real estate and banking. I guess when two right-brainers like us get together, it’s crucial we find some reliable left-brainers we can depend on. Thankfully, that hasn’t been hard so far.
As we embarked on our first real estate venture, everyone we met has been extremely friendly and helpful.

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Sister celebrates sibling by raising awareness

“Part of the reason the Ruston project has been so important to me is that she pledged Delta Gamma there, and it was such an influential part of her life,” Caplis said. “There is actually no longer a DG chapter at Tech, which makes the success of the project in Ruston so exciting.”
Hundreds of Greeks and Tech students supported Caplis’ cause by wearing the T-shirt she designed to honor her sister’s memory and raise awareness.

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